Centers on Betty, a young woman raising her eight year-old only son, Tommy, on an isolated farm. They are faced with being evicted because she can't pay the rent. While visiting a nearby town one day, Tommy comes across a circus with a similar set of problems. To cheer up his mother, Tommy invites two clowns from the circus to the farm, Baptiste and Auguste, and shortly the entire circus moves there--under one condition of residency: they can come to the farm if they make his mother smile. While awaiting the arrival of a tent that has gotten lost on the way, romance blossoms between the two lonely hearts, Betty and Baptiste.